I'm not even a big fan of Spock and the Romulan stuff so I only read 1/3 of the book. And what I read, I didn't like. Here we have yet another character away from DS9, making that novel series more or less obsolete. Kira's off too ... oh really.
I know that change happens in life and naturally, you cannot expect to have the same crew on a starbase for ten years. However, it's Trekliterature and those characters are very dear to me. So I guess I just hoped that the DS9-crew would stay together - just like the Voyager-characters wound up together back on our beloved starship.
Mmh. So I can't really rate this novel in its entirety. But I'm giving the Sisko-plot a 2/5 'cause it felt rushed, he didn't have much to do with the Typhon Pact and I'm really not interested in reading about yet another starship crew.